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Article • January 14, 2010

Listen to and Program a Radio Stream with All of Your Favorite Music

Hear unexpected musical connections with Slacker

If you’re anything like us, you’ve grown a little tired of your iTunes library. But you’re also daunted by the idea of navigating the Internet to find good music.

Luckily for you, there’s Slacker, a customizable internet radio service that lets you enter a song or artist and comes back with a never ending stream of personalized song recommendations.

Slacker offers many of the features found on sites like Pandora and, including the ability to skip songs (it’s limited to 5 an hour), mark favorites and access your stations across any platform, all for free.

(True buffs can upgrade to Radio Plus for $4.99/month, which removes all restrictions and ads.)

However, what differentiates Slacker is its customizability. As part of every stream, users can further control what will show up, from picking certain songs to highlighting a specific time period or genre.

You can also use it on the road, whether through their mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry (the app layout is actually better than their web interface) or via their branded player, which runs for $130 and resembles a slightly pudgy iPod.

So if you’re looking to broaden your musical horizons, or just want to put your collection on ice, Slacker will be there to hold your hand.